Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark in Chula Vista is a lushly landscaped waterpark with up-close animal experiences, high speed thrills and the amenities of a beachside resort. Among dozens of slides and rides at this whimsical, South Seas-themed waterpark is Big Surf ShoresTM.
One of the largest wave pools in Southern California, it features more than 500,000 gallons of water to take a swim in and a huge sandy beach for basking in the sun. Adventurers should check out HooRoo Run®, where they have a choice of two enclosed and two open-air slides that take them down an 80-foot descent.
Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles round out the Aquatica experience, as only SeaWorld® can. Admission is $38 for ages 10 and older; $31 for ages 3–9; free for children under 3. Parking is $15. Cabanas and lockers are optional and available at an additional cost.
An Aquatica 2013 Season Splash Pass may be purchased for $69 for ages 10 and older; $61 for ages 3-9 (a season pass that includes parking is $98 and $90). Season passes for both Aquatica and SeaWorld are also available.
Aquatica opens at 10 a.m. daily (closing times vary; please check website). Operating schedule for 2013 is daily through Sept. 2; weekends only Sept. 7 to Oct. 20. For more information visit AquaticaSanDiego.com or call 800-257-4268.